The Fresno camp catches fire for the second time this week, officials say

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — Firefighters were working to extinguish a fire at a Fresno warehouse Saturday afternoon, officials with the Fresno Fire Department said.

Around 9:00 a.m., firefighters responded to a fire report at a storage building near Cherry and Broadway Avenues.

Upon arrival, crews said they found three to four storage units actively burning with smoke throughout the area.

Fresno Fire Department battalion chief Devin McGuire said four days ago the same camp caught fire, with five units affected by the blaze.

McGuire said Monday’s fire in the warehouse building was certainly caused by homeless activity.

“It’s sad because there’s a lot of belongings in there and I think a lot of people feel like they keep their belongings in a safe place for later use,” McGuire said.

Officials say a vehicle and a boat were damaged by the blaze.

According to the fire department, the cause of the fire is under investigation, but officials believe the fire may have been started by a homeless man.

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